A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You

February 12th, 2008at 11:57am Posted by Eli

NYT’s The Caucus blog has the scoop on a HUGE potential endorsement still out there:

One contest, it seems, has been left off the official calendar of the 2008 presidential race: the Colin L. Powell primary.

Mr. Powell, a Republican who has served in two Bush administrations, is letting it be known that he is sizing up the entire field of White House candidates – Democrats included.

“Every American has an obligation right now at this moment in our history,” Mr. Powell told Wolf Blitzer of CNN on Sunday, “to look at all the candidates and to make a judgment not simply on the basis of ideology or simply on the basis of political affiliation, but on the basis of who is the best person for all of America.”

“And,” he added, “what does that party look like?”

It was an intriguing tip-of-the-hat from Mr. Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He said he was weighing his choices between the Democratic candidates, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, and the leading Republican, Senator John McCain of Arizona.

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While each of the three would almost certainly welcome Mr. Powell’s endorsement, he told Mr. Blitzer that it was not forthcoming. Instead, he said, he was absorbing the “historic moment.”

“Frankly, we’ve lost a lot in recent years,” Mr. Powell told Mr. Blitzer. “I’m going to be looking for the candidate that seems to me to be leading a party that is fully in sync with the candidate and a party that will also reflect America’s goodness and America’s vision.”

Yes, I’m sure the American people are waiting with bated breath to find out who this chump who sold his soul for Dubya’s war thinks will make the best president. It’s kind of sad that he so clearly thinks he’s still relevant and even respected, that his legacy isn’t on a par with, say, Condi’s.

I suspect that the real reason for his moody-Prince-Hamlet indecision is that he’s waiting to see who the frontrunner will be so he can jump on their bandwagon, maybe even get some kind of reputation-salvaging “goodwill ambassador” non-job. Either that, or he’s trying to determine which candidate is least likely to harbor hard feelings over that whole lying-to-the-UN thing.

The world was your oyster, Colin, and then you had to go and be the Worst President Ever’s willing tool. You just don’t recover from that, dude.

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